Turner Classic Movies reviews Henry Mancini

Cover for caps: Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music. Click for larger imageThe Turner Classic Movies site has published a sparkling review of John Caps’s forthcoming book Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music.

“Caps traces Mancini’s collaborations with important directors and shows how he homed in on specific dramatic or comic aspects of the film to create musical effects through clever instrumentation, eloquent musical gestures, and meaningful resonances and continuities in his scores. Accessible and engaging, this fresh view of Mancini’s oeuvre and influence will delight and inform fans of film and popular music.”

Henry Mancini will be published in March 2012.

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